Serving the Amateur Radio community of South-West Scotland

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Amateur Radio Club

is the only amateur radio club in South-West Scotland. We serve the huge area of
  Dumfries and Galloway and northwards into Ayrshire.

We meet every Thursday evening in Stranraer
(click for details).

To find out more, please explore the main Menu (above).

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Coming Events
(Thursday evenings from 7.00 pm at the clubroom, unless indicated otherwise)

Photographing and Videoing Amateur Radio, Thursday 19th April
Ian Macdonald GM8AVM shows us how to take good photographs and make professional-looking videos without those 'amateur' mistakes. This will be all hands-on, so bring your own camera or smartphone, or use the equipment that Ian will provide.

Glasgow Braehead Rally, Sunday 20 May
We'll be there!  More...

Lighthouse Weekend, 18-19 August
at the Mull of Galloway. A 25th and a 20th anniversary - book the whole weekend now!

Members receive personal updates by email
and we also post on Facebook.

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Club News

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Jim Hopkins, GM4LPT
Silent Key

With great regret we must inform you that Jim Hopkins GM4LPT passed away on Monday 2nd April at the age of 83.

Jim was our Oldest, Honorary and Founder Member, and always a great supporter of the club. The family would like to thank the many club members who came to the funeral.

GB7DK 2m Repeater is Back on Air
(7 October)

GB7DK is located on a ridge overlooking Stranraer,
and covers most of West Wigtownshire including the North and South Rhinns (see map).

GB7DK is a dual-mode analogue FM or digital (Yaesu C4FM) repeater. Like GB3DG, 'DK will repeat whichever mode it hears on the input.

Repeater output frequency is 145.6875 MHz, input frequency 145.0875 MHz. Access is by 103.5 Hz subaudible tone, exactly the same as GB3DG.

Please get on the air, listen for GB7DK and use it!

AGM News
(6 October)

Clive Smith GM4FZH receives the Hilda Kelday Trophy (an antique Morse key) for this year, to recognise his many years of work as an exam tutor -
not only here at WARC but also through RSGB exam publications and as a Distance Learning tutor.

New Club Committee
William Little 2M0WML, President
Ian White GM3SEK, Secretary
Peter Salmon GM7NFF, Treasurer
Ian Macdonald GM8AVM
Lance Davis-Edmonds 2M0HEO
Nadine White MM0WNW
Russell Rixon GM8ORE
Davy Boden MM0LGR
Wul Murdoch 2M0WUL

Neil Thomson, MM0NEO
(1 September)

With deep regret we must inform you that Neil died in hospital this morning.

Our deepest condolences to Tracey and family.
Let us all remember a fine man and a good friend.

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